Using family reunions to talk about family health history – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts say a family reunion can be a great time to learn about your family health history.
Rodgers: Family reunions are fun and give relatives plenty of time to talk about old times, honor ancestors, sample favorite family recipes, and enjoy being together.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers is an institute director at the National Institutes of Health.
Rodgers: Also, it’s a good time to focus on kidney health.
Narrator: Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease are serious conditions that run in families; but they can be delayed or prevented. For more information on diabetes and kidney disease, and the importance of knowing your family health history, visit www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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